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The Rex Hotel

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #32 of 119 Toronto B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The mixed reviews are because although billed as a hotel (and charged to reflect that) this is more half hostel, half hotel, which has clearly developed as a secondary project from the main focus, the jazz bar. The accommodation is a bit shabby and the rooms are very cramped for two people sharing, smaller than you'd get at a hotel... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am surprised and confused about all the excellent reviews, this hotel is basically a hostel and is in no way worth the money charged. The room was not very clean and far too small for two people, and it was also very noisy due to the bar downstairs. We decided to move on to a much nicer quality of... More

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Ann arbor
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed this past Saturday (6/28) and were delighted by the modern room and very friendly and helpful staff. We called early to see if we could check in several hours earlier than the 2pm policy stated on their website and had no trouble. Other reviews complain about this being a hostel and while it does have some rooms without... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is not worth the money they are charging. You check in at the bar downstairs; the carpet is worn and dirty; paint is chipped or spackeled all over the rooms, no cleaning service; no closet (just a few hangers hanging from a hook); toast for breakfast, and I was so scared to lay on the bed. If they... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is the 3rd year we have visited The Rex for meals and entertainment. Not stayed overnight, but can recommend it for breakfast, dinner and for entertainment. They really have some great jazz bands playing there, plus the staff are very helpful and friendly. Good location.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Friendliest people you'll ever meet!!!Quaint hotel on Queen St West. Staff is very knowledgeable about local attractions and best bars to check out. Great food. Great tunes. The only "downside" is that the single room is very small but if you're traveling alone like I did and don't need much it's just enough room. Would definitely stay here again!

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66 reviews 66 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed for the night after a flight from the UK and although the room was small the bed was comfortable and I had a great nights sleep before moving on to Niagara Falls. The staff were great and the food from the bar was good.

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Belleville, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This spot is fun and entertainment was excellent on Saturday. Came here after YukYuks. Small wait at door but doorman had a bit of a sarcastic tone. $12.00 a head to get in here witxh is plenty. Service is soso at best, yes it was busy but your in the hospitality business, cheer up and say thanks. The girl serving... More

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Bogor, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Rex was the best deal we could find in downtown Toronto. The best thing about the place beside its central location is its staff. They are very helpful and very friendly (they even helped us book a day-trip tour to Niagara without any charge). The bar is very cozy. The downside is the size of the room. We barely... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for a week whilst attending a big conference and I wanted somewhere off the beaten track. The Rex is central, and the staff could not have been more helpful. I upgraded to a room with a desk so I could work, and used the hotel as my base. If you want a luxury, modern hotel, the Rex... More

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Address: 194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Rex Hotel 2.5*
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In the heart of Toronto's Queen Street Entertainment District, The Rex Hotel is a true boutique hotel experience. Compact, modern and tidy, our rooms cater to today's current business or pleasure traveler on a short visit to the downtown core.The newly renovated rooms include ensuite washrooms, individually controlled heating/air conditioning units, flat screen television and cable, wireless internet access, and one double pillow-top bed. ... more   less 
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